Today UNP members showed a united front in protest against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s proposed constitutional changes regarding Presidential term limits. They held placards asking people not to destroy democracy for the sake of a family. This comes on the day that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe received proposals to reform the party itself and he protested next to Sajith Premadasa and Ravi Karunayake, both reportedly contesting the leader’s spot.
The UNP is opposing a Constitutional change which would allow Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest again. They are also pointing to freshman Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa (his son) as holding the potential for extended family rule. The UNP has vowed to continue agitation in and out of Parliament.